Funds released under Special Central Assistance

Home Affairs

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS

RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 400

TO BE ANSWERED ON THE 20TH NOVEMBER, 2019/ KARTIKA 29, 1941 (SAKA)

FUNDS RELEASED UNDER SPECIAL CENTRAL ASSISTANCE

400. SHRI AMAR PATNAIK :

Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state:

(a) the details of funds released under the Special Central Assistance (SCA) for the most Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected districts for the State of Odisha in the year, 2019;

(b) whether there has been any change in the number of LWE affected districts in the State of Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh, if so, the details thereof; and

(c) which districts of Odisha have seen the largest decline of LWE influence, the details thereof?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI G. KISHAN REDDY)

(a): An amount of ₹ 66.67 Crore has been released to Odisha under the Special Central Assistance (SCA) scheme in 2019.
(b): In a review of LWE affected districts, the number of affected districts have been reduced from 126 to 90. The details of the districts for Odisha, Jharkhand, Chhattisgarh and Andhra Pradesh is at Annexure.

(c): From 2014 to 2018, there has been 27% reduction in LWE related incidents in Odisha. Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Ganjam, Gajapati, Dhenkanal and Jajpur districts were removed from the list of Security Related Expenditure (SRE) Scheme in 2018 due to significant improvement in LWE scenario.

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